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Kathamandu: Plane with 21 people on board goes missing

A Yeti Airlines Twin Otter passenger aircraft (R) is seen at Lukla airport, also know as Hillary Tensing Airport, near Mount Everest (background) in east Nepal in this undated file photo. The Twin Otter is the same type of aircraft that crashed in the remote mountains of northeast Nepal on October 8, 2008, killing at least 18 people, airline and airport officials said. Twelve Germans and two other foreign nationals were among the dead. "There were 19 people on board," said a Yeti Airlines spokesperson. A crew member survived and was taken to hospital in the capital Kathmandu by helicopter. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar/Files (NEPAL)

New Delhi: A plane bound for Jomsom from Pokhara in Kathmandu, lost contact with air traffic control on Wednesday leaving the fate of the passengers on board unknown.

According to reports, the ‘Tara Twin Otter’ plane was carrying 21 people including three crew members and two children on board.

The aircraft with a call sign 9N-AHH, had taken off the Pokhara Airport at 7:50 am today.

The aircraft was in contact till 8:50 am, according to an official of the Pokhara Airport.

According to officials, A Nepal army chopper has been dispatched to carry out search operation.

More details to follow. (ANI)